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Archives for: June 2009

30 June 2009

20 Healthiest Foods for Under $1 One of those listy things.
Simple to use panorama software - The pivot point of this panorama was once my grandparents' kitchen. [This is a huge graphic file. You may want to download and save rather than view directly from divshare.] Read more...
I'm in #bunnies And I think I need a hug. Or something. I say funny things before I pass out!
3-point, foot-up-in-yo-ass update!!! Read more...
Flickr is awesome because once in awhile you get to see great photographs like this once in awhile. Taken at the gay pride parade in San Francisco on real life film.
$175 car! I would buy this car. Bad Google translation of auction listing inside!Read more...
Had the oddest dream last night. Read more...
Chicago, Illinois, April 1977- "I knew what I was in for ten seconds after Guitar Player said to me: 'We want you to interview Led Zeppelin.' My head filled with the clarion call of screaming guitars and in a moment of epiphany I saw it all: Jimmy Page would be my touchstone. Every story Iíd ever written or ever would write would be measured against this one."
Ask MeCha: How should I fix my bed? Pics inside!Read more...
Queer gamer rant alert. So I'm playing Fallout 3, and get wrapped-up in this quest to find "The Family" . . . spoilers inside.Read more...

29 June 2009

If you live near a BevMo, I would highly encourage you to go buy this wine at their 5-cent sale. We had a bottle tonight, and I would have paid more than their standard retail for it, let alone half their standard retail Read more...
Rating Medical Doctors - Question about a specific doctor inside.Read more...
Hello, I am an idiot. Albeit a very lucky, cancer-free idiot. Read more...
Does anyone want to edit this sentence for me? I am writing a letter to the editor of my local daily. . .Read more...
Automatic Inspiration Number 1: Cause I wanna have fun with all you cool, creative, fun and/or unemployed types. Have at it!
Subliminal MetaHouse I painted the new house last week and inadvertently ended up with a blue kitchen, gray office and greenish bedroom. OY.
Parents, how do I get over my fear of my kid choking? Finger foods and babies, and the only phobia I have in the world is me choking. And I've transferred that over to the kid. How the hell do I get over this and let her stick things in her mouth? (Bonus for finger foods that worked well for you with your babies! nb. she seems to hate cheerios) thanks, bunnies!
words of wisdom... Read more...
Bubba The Dog had seizures last night, and I threw up. Read more...
Wish me luck. My surgery is this morning.

28 June 2009

I saw 2 new bunnies today
Making a Mix CD of Iconic American Pop Music For A Friend.... Read more...
Sunday three-point status update: Read more...
Why cover only the nipples? I've been seeing magazine spreads with female celebrities and the like where the whole breast is showing, but only the nipple is covered up.

Why cover only the nipple and allow the showing of the rest of the breast? What are the societal or other reasons behind this seemingly arbitrary practice?
642 Songs You are just one 'download them all' from 642 songs . it takes about half an hour with a cable connection and its a really eclectic bunch of songs . Some you'll love & some you'll absolutely hate , but so far i've kept about half .

27 June 2009

So I had my party I wore a white shit over flannel with a pocket watch and big bunny ears. I started the show by having the music stop, wait 2 seconds, then run in from the back, checking the watch, yelling, and arguing the DJ into raising the curtain. The Model was a little person performance artist dressed as Alice sitting on shimmering cushions eating a huge mushroom cupcake.


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Saturday Night at the Drive-In -- I spent most of today in my hometown where I haven't visited in almost 30 years. Surprisingly, both drive-ins are still in business. Many more pics to come.
Just my luck ... Read more...
Sweet Berry Wine You're gonna like it.
Ok bunnies, fess up! Which one of you is a friend of Sexii Adams? :-/

26 June 2009

Peach soup. It's what I had at dinner tonite. It was ossum.
Road Reads I'm hitting the road and I'm looking for something to read. Read more...
Suggestions for copying my iPod to my new computer? My hard drive recently crashed, and so ikkyu2 installed a new one for me. We were able to save most of my files from the old computer, but I apparently lost a bunch of my music. It's all on my iPod, though. Is there an easy-ish way to copy it over?Read more...
OMG! First Ed, then Farrah, then Michael, and now, Abe Vigoda?!!!?? Read more...
Plus size bride in a panic! (x-posted to AskMefi out of sheer desperation)
Please help me find a red dress for my wedding day! I am looking for any online stores that sell ethnic or peasant-style clothes in plus sizes and I am running out of time.
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Funniest movie review I've read in ages. The money quote:
LaBoeuf projects a pathetic, wall-eyed dorkhood, when he's not babbling like a tumor removed from Woody Allen's prostate that somehow achieved sentience.
I honestly hope that what is making me feel like crap is swine flu.Read more...
Photo Friday: Summertime Now that summer is officially here, let's see your pics of the season!
Happy Birthday seanyboy! \(^∀^)メ(^∀^)ノ

25 June 2009

Other Side Of The Looking Glass So the partial playlist for the Alice in Wonderland Party

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The Invent-A-Joke Thread
1. Think up a joke.
2. Post joke.
3. Watch the laffs roll in.
NB: Jokes might not actually be all that funny.
My Day Yesterday . . .I spent the afternoon in a respirator and Tyvek Read more...
Reports: Farrah Fawcett near death Not sure why these affect me so much.Read more...
Cool stuff I learnt today. (not sure if I'm breaking any Turkish laws by posting this here.)
Thank you to everyone who responded to my cry of frustration yesterday. It helps. In gratitude, here are some really happy bunnies!
Happy Birthday, Melismata! Read more...

24 June 2009

Time for another round of ye old TPS game Read more...
Got these two jokes about kids from a TED talk on education I just listened to. They're REALLY, REALLY dumb, I know, but they both made me laugh.Read more...
Bills, thrills and general frustration in a city on strike Some of you may have heard that all Toronto city workers (with the exception of firefighter, police and ambulance workers) are on strike at present. When I received an... interesting... water bill today, I wasn't sure where to turn.Read more...
Since we're sharing videos and parenting advice... Read more...
Reassure me! The party's on Sunday and I'm totally freaking out. Will I have enough food? Will I have too much?Read more...
I was born a generation too late. It looks like were having fun!
"ATTENTION, YOUR LIFE IS AT RISK FROM ALKAZEEM SULEIMAN RAHAJ"‏ So, spam has finally reached the level of desperation that they now threaten your life. How quaint.
Birth of a euphemism. Kinda has a ring to it, actually.
Nice shot, kid.
8th grader + handspring + 3/4 court shot = A Legend is born (via)
A week ago today I had a meetup with jonmc, pips, and Hugh Janus! Here's the video to prove it.
Good vibes good news good goodness thread! Read more...
I'm at my wits end with my son.... My son is just shy of three, and in the past few weeks he's turned into an abosloute terror. Here's a post I wrote last night about trying to get him into bed. For the first time ever, I'm dreading seeing him tonight, since I know there will be another round of this crazy behavior and no matter what I do I'll end up feeling bad.

What do you do when your toddler is driving you crazy?
Currently, I have quite the hankering for a Gin Julep. You?
Weird Wondering... Read more...
Bunnynapping !! Is No One Safe ??

23 June 2009

Binocular Soccer I can't stop laughing at this. Best with sound off.
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD ABOUT MOVING!!! I HATE HATE HATE IT!!!Read more...
Writer of "You Light Up My Life" indicted. Surprisingly, for something even worse than the fact that he wrote that song.
About Alice: Making Mushrooms (Cupcakes that is) Concerning this thread, I know want to make a patch of mushroom cupcakes. Or at least something edible. White on the bottom, red caps, little white dots. I need to be able to do this by Saturday. How long to they keep and what's the fastest way? I have only a popover tin (22 holes)

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A sighing thread Read more...
Ask Mecha: Underwater Octopus Music What kind of music would you imagine an octopus listening to? What kind of music sounds like being underwater feels?
I guess my 8am client isn't showing up. Sigh. This is the second time in two weeks I've gone out of my way to schedule clients outside my normal hours and they've no-showed. Seems like there's a learning opportunity here somewhere...
An update - me and my girls Some of you may remember my cross-post of a while ago. It took longer than I hoped, but the soon-to-be ex and I finally spoke to our girls last night.Read more...
Wuddup, Bunnies? Good lookin' out, Seanboy!!

I MISS YOU GUYS!
I'm such a dumb dumb for letting my Joe Famous password...uhhh...pass me by.
But in any case Jose Famoso is just fine with me.

So what's the 411 up in here?

And yeah, hey guess what?
(keep it on the down low though)
I'M GETTIN'HITCHED NEXT YEAR!

Shhhhhh!!! Let's keep it between us for now.

:O)
I am on vacation but what I am doing is sitting here at home waiting for the cable person to come install my cable modem. I don't think I have my vacation priorities quite straight.
If I had eight children, I would be ACTIVELY trying to prove that I was an unfit mother. Read more...

22 June 2009

My exwife once again managed to fuck up the unfuckable. At 95% certainty, I will be moving to Fresno, CA next week to straighten out and maintain my son's SocSec benefit. Read more...
Swans's End: bathroom before and after So I finally got around to getting a scanner and getting some pictures online. This set is of my bathroom, before and after I did it over. I have other rooms in my house finished or close to finished, but no "after" photos for them yet. But all in good time...
Calling taz or whomever: Joe Famous = Jose Famoso Read more...
The best of ircimages (increasingly NSFW) Read more...
This guy shops in my store a lot. Read more...
Tomorrow I need to avoid foot stink. How do I do this? Read more...
PASSED!!!! I passed the exam!!!Read more...
Found! I just found a bunch of not-replaceable paperwork that I thought I lost, the loss of which would have required me to scramble around and get things filled out by all my past supervisors, many of whom I am no longer in touch with and few of whom live anywhere close to me. What have you found, or are hoping to find, today?
Bunnies! OMG! Earsies down, earsies up.
Emergency superhero help needed Read more...
Wit from my father I was working on Father's Day, so I didn't get to do this, but this is a pretty typical example of why I always beat myself up for not updating my dad's blog. Read more...

21 June 2009

Amazing Carrot Soup Recipe Perfect for bunnies young and old.Read more...
Moved into base housing today. I have a kitchen for the first time since I joined the Navy.Read more...
Book Suggestions? I'm about to finish the His Dark Materials series and I don't know what to do with myself. Read more...
Bunnies! OMG! What secrets do bunnies whisper to each other?
The other night Read more...

20 June 2009

Asking Alice: Songs about/concerning/referrencing/re-mixing Alice In Wonderland? For a party. Trying to get away from Grace Slick (but awesome covers welcome!) However, my tolerance for trance-y remixes is low. Any good pop/rock stuff?
Weekend 3-point update Read more...
I am all wobbly in the knees. Whoo. Hee. Hm! Yeah, wow. I hope you have something half as good today.
Extreme sheep stuff . In other news, I really, really, really want a Samsung LED TV. Seriously.
aloe vera, check, sun factor 55+ check, after sun, check.... - I'm going to Cannes and will be in the sun for the first time since 2001 and jaaybus I have a big fat case of travel nerves. :)) What if I turn into a nice lobster-red and match my hair the first day?

19 June 2009

Don't be stupid heh. i just learned that shania twain has a fancy song about "don't be stupid" at any rate, i learned to not pick up my rototiller by the muffler because it's f*cking hot.

my left hand is sitting in a bowl of cold water. i know better. don't hurt yourselves, folks. you don't have to be smart, but don't be stupid.

also, ow.
Make Mine Mac & Cheese: Metchatters! Please share your bestest Mac and Cheese Recipes here!
Can someone do me a huge favor? DeviantArt is blocked at work :( because it has the word "deviant" in the title. I'm trying to download a theme to my computer here. The zip file is on this page:Read more...
I wrote these random sentences for the next generation So they know that we did everything we could to create a better future for them.
I'm sick and I'm sick of coughing! Read more...
Drinking is good for you and you will feel awesome.Read more...
All about this song for me. Something just totally wrong with how I'm feeling at work...Read more...
Iím bored Iím bored Iím bores hurry up 5.45 daaaaaaaang!!!
AskMeta Crosspost For Max Awesome Answers: After years of creating things and then casually tossing them aside, I've decided to create a blog to put them all in. Cartoons, short fiction, audio clips, short video, etc. A bit like Bad Gods. The only problem is, I've got no idea what to call it.

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Lucid Dreaming Follow-Up - I'm Now Able To Comment On My Dreams While They Happen... Read more...
In Which The Whelk Has Thriller Movie Dreams Read more...
Photo Friday: My Commute Planes, trains, and automobiles! Or anything else concerning your daily trek.

18 June 2009

Japanese prisoner of war memories. A series of drawings describing the experiences of a Japanese Air Corps soldier during his internment in a Soviet POW camp in Ukraine.
Ask MeCha: is there anything you can do to actually HELP a homeless person? Read more...
THIS is pretty cool I think. Stop motion animation with post it notes. NICE.
OK, maybe you've heard the rumours. (I actually got a call from a MeFite who's also a reporter, even)about this shit. Read more...
As I am all wolfed up tonight ... Read more...
I had a pre meetup meetup with Hugh Janus, jonmc and pips, and they are awesome. I will post pictures later after the official meetup tonight!
Star Wars As told by somebody who has never seen Star Wars. (via @miconian on twitter)
I have a lamp with a busted switch, help me fix it...Read more...
FolkNerd joy! I just one my choice of a free Smithsonian Folkways CD. What should I get?Read more...
Health insurance companies refuse to budge on 'recission' , a practice where they find excuses to cancel coverage for sick policy-holders, even when errors or omissions in the record are provably not the fault of the policy-holder.

More commentary from Mother Jones.
Need whuffles, please. What is happening to my brain?Read more...
I remember - Square Dancing & Velamints Read more...

17 June 2009

The Boston Red Sox Are The Best Team in the American League, and... Read more...
Google Stereotypes (tm)? Google Oracle (tm)? Read more...
Well, I, for one, am not surprised. Anyone who's ever met Twinkie will know ...Read more...
Is this overthinking a plate of beans? "Now that it's picnic season, I'm back to making my famous three-bean salad. But every time I'm at the grocery store, I feel torn between the canned kidney beans and the dried ones in bags. Transporting the canned ones must produce more emissions, since they're heavier, but how does that compare with the carbon footprint of boiling dried beans for hours on a stovetop?"

I can't help thinking that a MeFite is having fun with Slate, but I'm probably wrong.
Afternoon update in the form of a question? Why was the first thing I ate today beer? Because it was a good stout and then I had bread and cheese. It's turning out to be a very 14th century kinda day.
Stain removal/bitching thread... Read more...
Travelling and ravelling: tales from a dozen years of knitting on the TTC Iíve been living in Toronto for almost sixteen years, and Iíve spent something in the neighbourhood of 10,000 hours on the TTC. Reading on a moving vehicle makes me motion sick, so I knit (or sometimes sew, crochet, cross-stitch, or embroider, etc.) to while away the time spent commuting. This has led to numerous knitting-related incidents. Read more...
"You need some girlfriends" .... So, I went the cheap route and tried waxing myself, underarms and legs. It took a million years and was supah-painful, and I'm now decorated in pretty red rashes where I've waxed and I gave up halfway. SO reckons I need girlfriends. Honestly, do girls wax each other? I never knew! ps how do I get the rashes to calm down it hurrrttttssss
Bay Area Bunnies! I want to meet you!Read more...

16 June 2009

I just got back from seeing Jonathan Richman play at the Bowery Ballroom and it was excellent. That is all.
reminder - i am in nyc now! My god, this is an awesome city! We are having a meetup Thursday night, can you come?Read more...
Something I learned (or rather had reiterated to me) today. There are certain people who think that just because you work in retail and wear a nametag, that you are retarded. Read more...
Why do I keep getting sent to the Google homepage? Ikkyu2 is a saint, and he just installed a new hard drive for me after mine crashed rather spectacularly. Everything seems to be working fine, except that about one out of four times, Firefox is giving me either 404 error pages or routing me to the Google homepage rather than to the URL I typed in. Why, and how to fix? Read more...
Without going into details: I'm just, really, really tired of human beings right now I mean really
This song is incredible, and just possibly (okay probably, but with headphones it would be fine, the site itself doesn't scream) not safe for work, but I'm just sitting here smiling and shaking my head, this is just... I really don't know what to say.
What could your magic wand do? Read more...
What fictional world would you like to live in? A question inspired by this article on The AV Club. Read more...
Australian tabloid asks a question Are you in favour of same-sex marriage in Australia? As I type this, 52% of respondents say NO. What do *you* think?
After a BBQ I had about a month ago, I froze hot dogs and rolls. A) Can one safely freeze hot dogs and then thaw and cook them; and B) Are the rolls going to taste gross and freezer-y after they thaw?

15 June 2009

SassHat, mullacc, Go! We had our ridiculous dispute settled by John Hodgman on a podcast.Read more...
I'm confused. Evidently there is an 'obscene message' in here somewhere, but I can't see it. Anyone care to spot it and explain it to me?
My Milk Toof. Featuring Ickle and Lardee.

They are teefs.
Paging Occhiblu: What was that food checklist web site? Read more...
I Need Some HTML Help And I Didnt Know It Until I Got A Better Monitor I recently got a new high-res widescreen monitor which required resetting my computer resolution to 1680 X 1050 pixels . Read more...
Monday therapy: OMFG STFU - people I'd love to say this to... Read more...
Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Scientists perplexed at dying Supergiant star shrinking rather than expanding.
"First we were surrounded by ruins, and then those ruins began to sing."
Just finished the last of my student reports for this year...and they all passed! Very excited. They all worked so hard! Whoo!

14 June 2009

Happy Birthday Essexjan! (here's hoping I have the right day!)Read more...
Geeks Vs. Nerds: Discuss! Read more...
A real life GET OFF MY LAWN moment Brought to you by the kids down the road, and also by the letters F and U.Read more...
Mingling Miis - occhiblu's on my jock to get y'all's Miis into our Mii Parade!
Ortolan, Anyone? . . .(a patisserie on SE Division in Portland. . .I missed the name. . .just up a few blocks from Stumptown)
If MeCha had an anonymous posting option, with some untraceable way to say "wink-wink, it's really me", I would have one hell of a tale to tell.
stupid question about the 3 cheek kiss greeting. So, are you supposed to actually touch your lips to their face or just kiss the air?
3-point weekend update Read more...

13 June 2009

Happy birthday Eideteker!!
HEY PICKSBURG! Yinz are stealing our slogan!Read more...
Hey guys!!! Read more...
Happy birthday rmless2!
I thought I had another week to prepare: But the Super Mario Party is TODAY and in THREE HOURS and I have to come up with decorations with the other set dressers furiously via gchat.
Imagine the baby boomer generation unable to dress themselves. Actually you don't have to imagine it, just wait a few more years.

12 June 2009

Basement cat has taken up residence in my front yard. Read more...
It's time to claim your Facebook username! Quick, run and get what you want before somebody else does!
Are you comfortable? I've been looking for this Liquid Television short for ages.
Anyone going to Readercon? Boston, July 9-12
So my friend said today, "Ah, Zoloft. Half the people I know who took it said, 'it saved my life,' and the other half said, 'it tried to kill me.'" Guess which half I fell into?!Read more...
When I accidentally step on my cat's tail, and then give him some turkey to make up for itÖRead more...
Reading the comments at A.V. Club is one of my guilty pleasures, and it's quips like the following that keep me coming back for more...
Do you have friends that will only hang out with you On Their Terms?Read more...
Oh, hai ... (Verrry slightly NSFW)
Whoa. Ducks are in a Row. Looks like I'm closing on a house next week. I can't believe it at all. It's been incredibly stressful, but it looks like the fun part is almost here!
Subtle shift in consciousness. Read more...
Thou shalt fix thy neighbour's roof as thy own...? Swan's End is a semi-detached, and one of three conjoined houses. I live in the house on the south end, my neighbour Jenny and her family live in the middle house, and on her other side the house is owned and occupied by my neighbour Emilia and her parents. And Jenny's front bedroom has developed some leaks.

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Anyone up for another round of MP3 Shuffle-a-gogo? Read more...
This week's Photo Friday theme: Golden Let's see your glowing, golden pics!

11 June 2009

false dichotomy? Maybe my brain has atrophied but I can't understand anymore why feminists are always like..Read more...
I think it's time for another non-video game thread Read more...
What's a word that begins with "d" and has something to do with stones or rocks? I can't think of anything, yet it's vitally important for a stupid pun I hope to use.
Books on My Nightstand I currently have a pile of books that looked great, on seeing them in the bookstores, but I am slogging through them without much joy:Read more...
Ergonomic mouse recommendations? I want to get a better mouse for work, but the options are dizzying (or maybe that's just impending swine flu).Read more...
To Kennedyís Teacher, Please excuse Kennedyís absenceÖ sheís with me.Read more...
Thursday 2⅝ update
Cute? Or creepy? I say creepy.
Do I unleash the Rental Beast? Read more...
David Bowie, Saint in the City Did y'all know he'd done this cover? I didn't. He does a great job, too. Bonus track: here's Bowie's Growin' Up.Read more...
Oh hey, it's my book release party! July 8th in NYC I will be celebrating the release of my first graphic novel with big-ass party complete with cupcakes, performances, and The Two Man Gentleman Band. Wont you stop by and say hello?
Happy birthday kkokkodalk!
Ask MeCha: how long to wait before calling? Another dating question. If you meet someone through online dating in person for the first time and you seem to get along well, when should you contact them again?

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Hello Goodbye!
Kleberg County commissioners on Monday unanimously designated "heaven-o" as the county's official greeting. The reason: "hello" contains the word "hell."
Bitching Thread Read more...
Off to the lake! Yay long weekend! Happy Corpus Christi y'all!

10 June 2009

MeCha Fantasy Football 2009 is open! I just renewed the league today, and invites have been sent to everyone who played last year.Read more...
Roy Passin, restaurateur extraordinaire, inventor of myriad sandwiches, hero of my youth.

"There are many ways to feed your hungry guests"

He knew them all.Read more...
I just read about this I figured a lot of these fringe loonies would start to act up once Obama won but... my god. The idea of attacking people someplace like there just makes me want to cry.
The Other Side Of Manic: My bathroom is in 2 inches of poo water, the lady downstairs is screaming, the plumber can't be reached so just the super is on his knees and my jeans I JUST BOUGHT are ruined with bleach and I did some weird shit in a bar last night cuasing the bartender to call me, personally, to ask if I was alright and I'm gonna get my wisdom teeth pulled out tomorrow and my ankle still hurts but it's a 10 block walk to the dentist and and and and argh.
This is a post about cat declawing. But I am not trying to start a fight, honest.Read more...
I think it's time for another video game thread So what has everyone been playing lately?Read more...
Seen anything interesting today? Read more...
THIS IS A SHOUTING THREAD! Read more...
Train 1, Car 0 We hear about trains hitting cars, but here is a video of a car hitting a train.
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Hot weather meals? It's heating up out there--time to switch from winter warming, stick-to-your-ribs food to light, fresh, please-for-the-love-of-god-don't-heat-up-the-house food. What do you like to cook/prepare/eat in the summer?
"Nick Cave's rejected Gladiator 2 script uncovered"
Crowe's Maximus meddles with Roman gods in the afterlife, is reincarnated, defends early Christians, reunites with his son, and ultimately lives foreverĖ leading tanks in the second world war and even mucking around in the modern-day Pentagon.

It might have been a wreck, but I'd probably have watched it.
Photo Friday halp request. Read more...

09 June 2009

Great typewriter. Great eBay listing. Each is an example of beautiful craftsmanship.
I am out to see Jonathan Richman at a little dive bar by my house...it gets better. I ran into him today and he gave me two tickets! Wheeee!
What will it be?
At the current pace of a new English-language word created about every 98 minutes, English will cross the Million Word Mark on June 10th, 2009 at 10:22 am (Stratford-on Avon Time)
Photos of lunch with The Whelk Read more...
Kitchen 911 I have a good load of peas, still on the vine. I have a couple nice eggplants. Read more...
"Comedy Isnít Funny." New York Magazine's notorious hatchet piece about the sorry state of Saturday Night Live, circa 1995. Read more...
Today is your lucky day: I'm gonna need all the mental powers of the MetaChatters for this one. I need some Spooky Action at a distance.

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now what I'm sick of things going wrong. Today is: the old owner of my car DIDN'T have a clear title, and my car just got repossessed because of it. My car. The car I paid cash for. The only car I have.
I'm going to drink and cry for a while.
Prince needs double hip replacement surgery Unfortunately, thanks to his practice as a Jehovahís Witness, Prince still refuses surgery. JWís donít believe in blood transfusions.
The perks of being only 4ft 11 are few but ... Read more...
Refregerator magnets Where can I find non-kitschy, saying-free refrigerator magnets nowadays?
Rat! OMG! - Click on the video link just below the byline.
Ok, I confess I'm kinda interested in this GI Joe movie. Read more...
Kevin Devine: "I Could Be With Anyone" I love, love, love this video. Equal parts funny and poignant. Read more...
Do you Sims3? I do!Read more...
ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *snort mumble ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

08 June 2009

So who wants to have lunch with me in midtown tomorrow (Tuesday) round noon?
License plate game Read more...
This sex and violence article leaves me disappointed. "Air Force pounds MILF lairs with rockets" was not what I thought it would be.
Please list the silly, petty little mistakes you make over and over again. Read more...
Little boxes. Read more...
I watched "Annie Hall" for the first time last night and...(sex discussion inside)Read more...
I'm Absolutely Fucking Fried. Little Help? Read more...
So, who likes Gay Porn? I was cleaning out my bookcase and I found a stack of "30 Free Minutes!" promotional cards for various gay adult sites that I got back when I covered the porn industry like a million billion years ago. Anyone in the continental united states want them? The price of a stamp is worth it to know I've brought gay porn into the heart of a happy MeChatie.
Barksdale rats vs rats from Prop Joe's crew In fact, the Baltimore rat is so wedded to its home turf, typically an alley a few hundred feet long, that at the molecular level, an East Baltimore rat is distinct from a West Baltimore rat.
Since no one on namethattune got this, I figure I'll give you folks a shot: Read more...
Ask MeCha. I can't remember fantasy series. Read more...
Gear for Insomniacs Does any here use one of those nature sound machines? Read more...
Pirate Party claims EU booty: confirmed The Pirate Party won 7.1 percent of votes, taking one of Sweden's 18 seats in the EU parliament.

07 June 2009

An Anecdote from Clive Barker Read more...
I get to post this because I don't have any study hours tonight. I am now a graduate of Naval Nucular Power School! My final exam was last Tuesday, graduation was on Friday, and I've spent the weekend showing my parents around Charleston.Read more...
Not blue material, but someone might enjoy it Alternately, http://feliciadayrumors.com/ is the less categorised version. It's all terribly odd, but some of it made me smile. I still don't think suffering twitter is worth this.
AskMeCha: parents of current or former toddlers: does/did it bug you when strangers smile at or play peek-a-boo with your kid?Read more...
I wrote a lullaby for your babies.... Please experiment on your kids for me and let me know what kind of reaction it gets.
A short and slightly schizo playlist [divshare]. Some pure pop and some little darker & spacier stuff. Read more...
Sunday Confessional: Like postsecret but with less angst and cut-up photos and christian guilt. I'll go first.

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Got IRC ? I was going to pop into the metachat room last night, but then something happened that prevented it . It seems that MIRC only allows you to use it on a trial basis for 961 days before it cuts you off . this is too bad because by 1300 or so days, i would have been ready to make up my mind about it. oh well, freeloaders cant be choosers .

Can anyone recommend another good free IRC Program to try ?
shameless pimping of my askme question In other news, a two point status update.Read more...

06 June 2009

bunnylover I have a bunny in my backyard who won't go away. Read more...

05 June 2009

Grizzly Bear "Veckatimest" I got this album this week, and it's my first exposure to the band Grizzly Bear. I like it okay, but it's disconcerting how much they sound like other bands. Read more...
Is it moral to use evil means to achieve a good end? I was thinking about this:

Let's say that I'm a drug kingpin. I supply drugs that get people addicted and ruin the lives of the addict's loved ones. I traffic in underage prostitutes. To complete it, I also pay my drug mules next to nothing.

But, I then use the money I make from the above activities to build churches, fund religious education, and do good works in my community.

Would I go to hell because I'm engaged in glorifying God, or do I go to hell because of the misdeeds I am committing?
What's everybody doing this weekend? Read more...
But in GOOD news: My story for a Marvel anthnoloy is finally being published. It's only been 2 years and 4 editors!
Best joke I've heard in ages BP said I should post it here. I've re-told it so many times this week and still laugh every time.
Song lyrics game! Most of them '80s and '90s, reflecting my age, I guess, and I think y'all will get them quite easilyRead more...
Guess who the new guy with the broken foot and pain meds: ME! Very long angsty relationship-filter-sucks-to-be-me-but-what-do-I-do-now?-omg-personal! ahead

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Photo Friday : Today's theme is "Something Surprising"
Holy crap! I got an LED to light up on a breadboard! I'm getting a bit obsessively into "embedded electronics" and "programming microprocessors." I have no electronics background, but a friend taught me how to solder a simple pre-made kit together, and now I'm hooked. So I found this set of tutorials, and have successfully graduated from the very first one!

Until now, I'd always thought this was way too butch for me!

04 June 2009

For the nerd who has everything ... Read more...
This made me laugh today Other stuff did too.
She won't make him a grilled cheese sandwich. This had me laughing hysterically at work...alas I couldn't tell anyone why. No nsfw words in the post, just G-rated euphemisms in their place. Read more...
Twitter makes the cover of Time magazine. Gawker makes fun.
Do you have a similar job to your parent(s)? I know so many teachers whose father was also a teacher, or doctors whose mother was a doctor. Have you followed in a parent's footsteps? Did you even consider it? Did you make a conscious choice to do something different to your parents? Did your parents' professions not factor into the equation at all?

03 June 2009

Online dating communication style beanplating Ask MeCha! I've started using OKCupid which has been fun so far but I have a few questions.Read more...
All You Need Is Awesome! Good god.. the animated trailer for "The Beatles: Rock Band" is so amazing, there's no way the game can live up to it. Watch it fullscreen with your speakers way loud.Read more...
Summer Toonz I've posted a summertime-ish mix over at 8tracks.com... The Cramps, Primal Scream, Belle & Sebastian, and more.
Approaching celebrities. How do you do it? Read more...
Wednesday's 3-point Update Read more...
Dayquil and nyquil are having a war in my body. Read more...
What would be the worst possible place to work? Read more...
OMG! Deserted Mexican Island Filled With Freaky Lost Plastic Children! This is a birthday present from me, the birthday boy, to all of you. Happy Birthday! (Article is Safe For Work, but the link at the phrase "Download our free Miss Mindy pin-up lovelies here" has a NSFW image.)
Today is Allen Ginsberg's birthday. This post at PopMatters has a video of him doing a reading, and the animated expression on his face towards the end of it makes me glad we had him in the world, and also sad that he's gone.
Scan this I'm thinking about getting a scanner. Do you have any scanner buying tips for me? What brand/model/price range do you recommend?
Post Topic Smorgasbord! See More Inside! Read more...
Happy Birthday jason's_planet!
Sad Wii :( Read more...

02 June 2009

I got me a donut... ...and I eated it!
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The Raya Billy F Gibbons Blue Light Special is a pretty cool looking guitar.
Food Gone Yummy Read more...
So, having watched Dr. Horrible's SIng-A-Long-Blog: I have a question. Is Nathan Fillion doing a direct Steve Martin from Little-Shop-Of-Horrors thing as Captain Hammer? Cause all the mannerisms are there, even down to the intonation and singing style.
Where have all the Bed, Bath, & Beyond coupons gone? Read more...
Tonight at my kid's baseball game... Read more...
The Bridezilla Equation Ugh. I am bogged down in wedding plans. If you knew me in RL, you would know that I am so totally not your typical "bridezilla" type, but on a certain level I am begining to understand the phenomenon.
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I am having a cartoon music montage kinda day: The heat is invigorating rather than horrid. The people are all well-dressed and smiling, and it seems like every store is playing that kind of concentrated cheer the 60s specialized in. Yay Today!
Since It's a Slow Day, a Metachat dream. . .Read more...
Why don't people say what they mean?!
Conflict! I hate Obama. But I love dogs. Now... Obama's dog! Conflict!
People in MalmŲ are a little nuts ... they like to make things where there is nothing. Like a livingroom inside the hollow part under a pier. Follow me inside, will you?
Pimp My Joke Read more...
18 Greatest TV Drinkeries These choices are highly debatable but it was sort of a fun list.
The Poppy Family- "Where Evil Grows." I love the 70s, those days when a wholesome-looking Canadian couple could have a hit with a groovy pop song about the nature of evil. Read more...

01 June 2009

Sign O' The Times "When Secretary Geithner insisted to a Peking University student that China doesn't need to worry about the safety of its U.S. investments, the audience laughed."
This was unexpected (bit of a technicolor headache there, sorry, but I'll explain)Read more...
"The streets were dark with something more than night. " A fantastic, noir-ish photo, with something a little... sinister-looking going on. Hi-resolution
Is anyone else seeing increased grumpiness today? Maybe it's a first-of-the-month thing, but the customers I've dealt with today are collectively much grumpier than the ones from last week. The blue seems extra-feisty today as well.
Free Amazon music downloads Bust a Move, anyone?
Another AskMeCha. What's up with this tv show I downloaded? Read more...
Overthinking a tin of crisps, or: the Aristotelian question of the essence of potato. Britainís Supreme Court of Judicature has concluded that Pringles, despite being only about 40% potato content, should be treated as potato chips for tax purposes.
AskMecha: What's up with Gmail's spam filters lately? I've been noticing more and more spam making it through Gmail's filters and getting to my Inbox. Which dovetails into a great question I've always wondered about spam filters: Read more...
Monday Morning Three Point Update: Read more...
Enjoy classics Judgement Day and Master Race.

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